The Federal Government has promised that it will start conducting deoxyribonucleic acid fingerprinting of the country’s crude oil by the end of this year, in order to identify theft and apprehend criminals.
Minister of Science and Technology, Doctor Ogbonnaya Onu made this known during the inauguration of an Ultra-Modern Bio-Resources Laboratory and Feed Mill Complex in Odi, Bayelsa State.
He assured that with the facilities at the laboratory, oil theft would soon become a thing of the past.
Doctor Onu said the fingerprinting of the Nigerian crude oil would enable the country to track its crude oil anywhere when stolen and solve the problem of economic sabotage.
The minister expressed the hope that with the ultra-modern laboratory, Nigeria is changing and will be able to do many things.